Thaddeus Moss – Tight End – LSU Tigers
The son of former NFL Legend, Randy Moss, Thaddeus has big shoes to live up to the hype. Had he stayed in school a year longer, he might have increased his draft stock, though LSU lost a huge chunk of talent. He didn’t begin to make an impact until his junior year, where he had 47 receptions for 570 yards, in an offense that had a ton of mouths to feed. He is an aggressive run blocker and he’s a finisher. He isn’t a YAC guy, but he is plenty fast at 250 pounds and he has reliable hands. He was never gifted with his fathers ability to come down with law-of-physics defying catches, but he makes his own plays. Likely will need to develop more as a route runner, but he has more then enough to become a reliable run blocker.
Cole Kmet -Tight End – Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Cole Kmet has the size to be an outstanding run blocker, though he is not the most athletic tight end. He will struggle to find separation and will need to rely on finding the hole between the middle of zones to make an impact. He will have issues with drops, because he bobbles through the catch. He also has issues protecting the ball. His technique in the run game will need to be worked and he will need to learn more about blocking schemes. He tested fairly well for a tight end at the combine, especially at 258 pounds, but there isn’t anything that makes him step out among his peers. I could see him falling to the forth-fifth rounds as a possible project and special teamer.
Devin Duvernay – Wide Receiver – Texas Longhorns
One of the fastest receivers in this years draft, Devin Duvernay is a big play threat, who had over 100 catches and nearly 1400 yards as a receiver. At 5’10, 200 pounds, he has enough size to to play outside, but he is more of a speedster from the slot. He is more straight-line speed than agility, and isn’t going to make many people miss if he has to find ways through traffic. He would rather lower the shoulder and will occasionally muscle through arm tackles. Not an enormous catch radius and he tends to be more of a body catcher. Not the most impressive player to watch on film, but his production is hard to overlook. Reminds me of a thicker Eddie Royal.
KJ Hill – Wide Receiver – Ohio State Buckeyes
Brycen Hopkins – Tight End – Purdue Boilermakers
Brycen Hopkins is likely to be more of a pass catcher, than a run blocker. He is fairly athletic and caught 64 passes for 830 yards as a senior. He is a smart route runner with the ability to create separation or sit in the hole of the zone. Strength showed at the combine, but it’s missing in his film. Doesn’t really have the play strength to be used as an effective blocker and he occasionally misses the mark. Likely would need to pack on weight if he is to become a more sturdy blocker. Doesn’t attack the ball in the air and will let passes come into his body. Some teams will view him as a reliable number 2TE with traits that can be developed. His route running ability could push him up draft boards, but I believe he needs a ton of development.